Public Health England has announced it is investigating a national outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis - but what is it?
- It is a strain of bacteria that causes gastrointestinal illness
- The bacteria can be found in uncooked meat, seafood, poultry and eggs
- It is one of the most common strains of Salmonella reported worldwide
- Anyone can get a Salmonella infection
- However, the elderly, infants and people with impaired immune systems have an increased risk of becoming seriously ill
Symptoms include diarrhoea, stomach cramps and sometimes vomiting and fever.
Source: Public Health England and US Center for Disease Control
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